Education Sector

Texas school district loses $2.3 million from phishing scam

KSAT reports: Manor Independent School District, just east of Austin, is out of $2.3 million from a phishing scam. Investigators say the phishing email was sent to multiple people at the school district and it was a single person that responded. The money was sent through three separate transactions. Read more on KSAT.

College Athlete Recruiting Software Exposed Students’ Medical Info, Grades

Joseph Cox reports: Front Rush, a technology company that provides services to college athletics programs, exposed a server containing more than 700,000 files to the open internet, including college athletes’ medical records, performance reports, driver licenses, and other personal information. Front Rush works with over 30,000 coaches and 9,500 teams according to its website. The...

NM: 2 months after ransomware attack, Las Cruces Public Schools still crippled by limited internet access

KVIA reports: More than two months after a massive ransomware attack compromised the Las Cruces Public Schools network, a union president told ABC-7 that educators are forced to work extra hours “at the expense of their well-being.” “It has become very overwhelming for our educators,” said Denise Sheehan, the president of the National Education Association in...

U. of Ottawa reports stolen laptop may have impacted 188

Matt Gergyek reports: The University of Ottawa has given notice of a potential privacy breach impacting 188 people, including elementary and high school students who attended a summer program on campus. The breach stems from an incident in late November 2019 when a password-protected laptop was stolen from a university employee’s vehicle, the administration...